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Diversinet Expands Mobile Security Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. and Canadian Patents

Patents Support BYOD, Enable Greater Security and Convenience
for Healthcare, Banking, Government and Various Other Enterprise Uses

TORONTO Feb. 6, 2013 – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that “Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” has been issued two key mobile security patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

U.S. patent No. 8,341,712
, “Method and System for Authenticating a User of a Mobile Device,” provides convenient new options for enabling multi-factor authentication. This technology enables patients to use their phones as part of multi-factor authentication for remote access to personal health information. This is in line with U.S. government standards proposed to take effect in 2015 with Stage 3 of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use incentive program.

Canadian patent No. 2,665,961
, “Method and System for Delivering a Command to a Mobile Device,” enables solutions that help enterprises ensure security and productivity amid the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, including the emerging mobile wallet, or container, architecture. This technology enables healthcare vendors to allow hospitals to remotely wipe lost and stolen smartphones and tablets. It also enables productivity-building capabilities, such as securely delivering a command to a mobile device that launches an application. Diversinet has submitted a similar U.S. patent application.

The patents expand Diversinet’s intellectual property portfolio to 22 granted and 26 pending patents. The portfolio provides the company, its customers and its licensees competitive advantages in markets such as healthcare, banking, government and general enterprise.

“Practically every organization, application and market worldwide now relies on mobile devices,” said Diversinet CEO Dr. Hon Pak. “Diversinet’s 48 granted or pending patents are a key corporate asset, as they enable organizations to create industry-first security and productivity solutions that address the rapidly-changing mobile needs of enterprises and government agencies.”

Diversinet’s patent portfolio spans innovations in mobile security, wireless provisioning, and digital certificates and permission in mobile and constrained environments. Patents cover industry applications and functions including:

  • Mobile app stores – detecting the type of mobile device to provision the corresponding mobile software over the air
  • Mobile device encryption – anti-cloning protection suitable for BYOD applications
  • Secure data exchange and authentication protocol for mobile, remote and medical devices including secure remote commands
  • Software update to devices that are attached to mobile devices, such as medical devices, NFC chips and credit card readers
  • Online validation of SSL/TLS and other digital certificates, as well as anonymous digital certificates

For a complete list of Diversinet’s patents in the United States, Canada and Israel, as well as information about its licensing program, visit www.diversinet.com/Intellectual_Property.html.

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF) is answering the challenges of today’s healthcare landscape with a secure enterprise mobile healthcare platform that enables interoperability, agility and integration. This technology can be leveraged and customized quickly to meet the ever-changing needs of healthcare organizations and patients – driving patient, provider and payer communications and improved outcomes while lowering costs. Learn more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws provide a “safe harbour” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to the success of current product offerings. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at www.sec.govand Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

mobiSecure is a registered trademark of Diversinet Corp.

February 11, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Diversinet Formally Names Dr. Hon Pak as CEO

Secure mHealth leader Diversinet Corp. announced today that Dr. Hon Pak has been formally named CEO after holding that position on an interim basis. He also has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

A healthcare IT innovator, Dr. Pak previously served as the first physician CIO of the U.S. Army Medical Department and president of the American Telemedicine Association, among many distinguished roles.

Below you will find his views on the need for care coordination and the new direction he sees for Diversinet in that area.

Visionary Healthcare IT Executive Discusses Company’s Mobile Solution for Care Coordination

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health, announced today that its Board of Directors has formally appointed Dr. Hon Pak as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Pak, who had been serving as the interim CEO since December 2011, was also appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to his role as interim CEO, he was a member of Diversinet’s executive advisory board since September 2011.

“Having Dr. Pak join Diversinet as the full-time CEO is a game changer for the company,” said Alan Portela, a Diversinet director and CEO of Airstrip Technologies. “Hon’s credibility, experience and leadership in steering the IT transformation of the U.S. Army Medical Department along with his new focused vision will make Diversinet a more significant player in mobile health.”

After a distinguished 28-year career with the U.S. Army, Pak, now 48, brings to Diversinet accomplishments including appointments as the first physician Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department as well as the Army’s first Chief Medical Information Officer. In addition, he has held prestigious positions outside the Army, such as president and board member of the American Telemedicine Association. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy, and he holds a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is also a fellow of the American Board of Dermatology.

Pak commented, “Healthcare is becoming unsustainable, and changes are now in place that will impact the landscape of how healthcare will be delivered.” Pak cited shifting market forces, such as the rising costs of healthcare that are prompting the overall industry to re-evaluate its current models. New models, such as the patient-centered medical home and accountable care, represent new ways to bring about a more patient-centered and systems-based approach that improves the value of healthcare with a focus on wellness and prevention. Pak believes that fundamental to this shift is a focus on patient engagement and care coordination. He stated, “Providers can no longer provide episodic care, but they are now responsible for leading a team responsible for coordinating and managing all of a patient’s care.”

Pak accepted the permanent CEO role with Diversinet because of its proven core secure mobile platform and his conviction that mobile devices will be critical to healthcare. “In the past 60 days as interim CEO, I have had the time to validate our technology and assess the market potential for Diversinet,” said Pak. “Our technology is much more than mobile security. The core technology has the components to support and enable care coordination through mobility, and we are now developing a marketing and technology strategy to become a dominant player to mobilize care coordination.”

Diversinet intends to launch a new strategic direction leveraging its patented, award-winning MobiSecure® technology. Components include a Care Coordination Engine, providing configure once-deploy many capability for clients that need a HIPAA-compliant tracking/case management tool to empower consumers/patients and providers/staff. Diversinet also has a MobiSecure Security SDK for clients (with existing mobile applications or platforms) that need to manage PHI and security.

Pak simply believes that Diversinet “Powers Care Coordination Through Mobility.”

Under the terms of the employment agreement, Dr. Pak has been issued stock options to purchase up to 1,400,000 common shares of Diversinet Corp. exercisable at U.S.$0.30 per common share for a five-year term. The exercise of these options is subject to approval of an increase in the number of shares reserved under the stock option plan by shareholders at the next meeting of shareholders. Assuming such approval, there would be 8,984,362 common shares reserved for issuance in respect of available stock options under the plan.

About Diversinet

Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to power care coordination. Learn more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com.

February 15, 2012 I Written By

Diversinet Appoints Dr. Hon Pak as Interim CEO

Diversinet Corp. has appointed Dr. Hon Pak – a healthcare IT innovator and former American Telemedicine Association president – as its interim CEO.

Pak, a physician who until recently served as CIO of the U.S. Army Medical Department, succeeds Albert Wahbe, who has retired as Diversinet CEO but remains Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

Pak’s military experience is especially pertinent as Diversinet is working with the Army to expand deployment of the company’s MobiSecure® technology to support the mCare telehealth program for wounded soldiers.

Veteran Healthcare IT Executive Succeeds Retiring CEO

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2011Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, has appointed Dr. Hon Pak as its interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr Pak succeeds Albert Wahbe, who has retired as CEO but will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors until March 31, 2012. Dr. Pak has served on the company’s executive advisory board since September.

“Dr. Pak brings the perfect blend of extensive medical and technology knowledge along with strong leadership experience,” stated Wahbe. “His healthcare expertise will help lead our team in managing several now fully-functional MobiSecure® deployments and the further market penetration of our leading secure mobile applications.”

Diversinet’s Board expressed their appreciation for Wahbe’s many contributions as CEO and particularly for helping to establish the company’s leadership position as a recognized innovator in secured mobile healthcare.

Pak is a recently retired Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Army Medical Department, an $11 billion healthcare system with more than 60,000 employees. He was the Army’s first Chief Medical Information Officer before his promotion to CIO. Pak also previously served as president of the American Telemedicine Association, leading the effort on global health and standards development for telehealth. In addition, he has also headed the Advanced Information Technology Group within the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, which has served as the U.S. Department of Defense health IT research and development arm.

“Healthcare is starting to undergo significant changes, becoming more outcome based and patient centered,” Pak said. “Mobility will be critical for healthcare organizations to achieve this transformation. Diversinet, with its proven and secure mobile development platform, is well positioned to meet this demand. I decided to join Diversinet because of my passion for its technology and even more importantly, its people.”

Pak is recognized for the design and development of a health IT strategy around patient-centered care and as an innovator who helped transform Army Medicine into a systems based organization. He also shaped a federal investment in electronic health record exchanges and health information technology for active military, veteran and civilian populations. He holds a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed a fellowship in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Pak is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy.

About Diversinet

Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering “Healthcare. Connected and Protected” at www.diversinet.com.

December 22, 2011 I Written By

Diversinet Enhances its MobiSecure Mobile Healthcare Platform With More Than 50 New Features

Improvements Extend Support to 70 Additional Smart Phones and Tablets;
Strengthen Security Compliance; Enable Faster Deployment

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2011 – Underscoring its leadership in “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) released a significant upgrade to its MobiSecure® platform, including support of additional mobile devices and introduction of more than 50 new features.

“We have enriched our MobiSecure product suite to support additional mobile devices, including tablets, while making it simpler for healthcare payers and providers and the users they serve to manage mobile health applications,” said Albert Wahbe, Diversinet’s Chairman and CEO.

“Our enhanced offering also enables healthcare organizations to easily achieve HIPAA compliance, as well as more easily and quickly meet ‘meaningful use’ criteria.”

Relying on patented technology, Diversinet offers a single platform supporting multiple applications that help healthcare payers and providers and their users take advantage of the boom in mobile communications to advance healthcare reform by improving service while reducing costs.

Applications encompass case and disease management; storing, accessing and exchanging personal health records; scheduling medical visits and treatments; and reminding patients to take medications and keep appointments.

The upgrade affects the recently renamed MobiSecure Publisher (formerly MobiSecure Wallet and MobiSecure Vault), which facilitates secure, two-way communications and convenient information storage and access, as well as MobiSecure SMS, a handset client that supports secure text-message-based communications.

MobiSecure Publisher now supports 70 additional models of tablets and smart phones, including the latest releases of the Apple iOS and Android-based platforms, as well as BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. It interoperates with all major mobile and tablet platforms, including Apple, Google, RIM, Microsoft and Java.

Additionally, Diversinet introduced more than 50 new MobiSecure Publisher features and improvements, including:

  • Confirmation of delivery, which assures providers that patients have received appointment reminders, thus reducing costs and liability related to missed appointments
  • Archiving of user data changes, including storage of information from multiple sources for audit purposes
  • Web portals for healthcare providers and patients, enabling Diversinet’s customers to rapidly deploy its products
  • An enhanced administration Web interface, which provides simple, quick customization of preferences and data
  • Enrichment of the mobile user interface (UI), including addition of counters, image formatting, a virtual keyboard and RSS feeds

Upgrades to MobiSecure SMS include:

  • Provider and patient Web portals, enabling Diversinet’s customers to quickly implement its products
  • Automatic software update detection and download, using patented technology
  • A secure address book for mobile users

The new product enhancements have undergone successful testing for interoperability with wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Rogers, Bell Canada and Telus.

Diversinet will host demonstrations of its products and applications in Booth #778 at HIMSS11, Feb. 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The new releases of MobiSecure Publisher and MobiSecure SMS are available now for production deployments. For information about pricing or sales, visit www.diversinet.com.

About Diversinet

Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides a patented and proven secure application platform that enables healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet’s MobiSecure® platform helps payers and providers meet growing needs for safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health data. Connect with Diversinet Corp. at www.diversinet.com. Its tagline is “Healthcare. Connected and Protected.”

February 18, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.